From what I recall in my Pre- days, before I switched to GMail(from Hotmail), there was a certain amount of screwing around I had to do in order to get my email to sync properly. There were several other things that I couldn't figure out for the longest time, and as a result, I found PreCentral.net. There was a lot of patching, a lot of themeing, overclocking to learn, learning how to doctor. There was about a solid month of pocket dials and on and on and on. Blown speakers galore, keys not working properly etc, etc.
I'm sure a lot of people have had similar experiences, and still others that have had a flawless Chuck Norris launch day Pre-. (All I'm getting at here, is every OS, no matter which one, has a learning curve...and to say webOS is easier to learn.....I can assure you my first few months were quite aggravating and I'm surprised I never threw my phone and wrecked it...but I also knew the cost of replacement...so I held my temper
I have also done the CM7/CM9/CM10 routine on my TouchPad, and that was my first real experience with Android, aside from once in awhile I would fix something for my gf's Incredible, but I didn't really play around with it too much. I found Android to be clunky for lack of a better word, on my TouchPad...and in all honesty wasn't very keen on using it there.
Having had my SGS3 since August, it took some time to learn, re-learn, re-program myself in using the OS, but I get along fine on it now. It doesn't have the same flow, but now that I'm more used to it, I can move around pretty quickly....and it's just like anything you try new that's "difficult".....it's easier to learn how to do something if you [I]want to do it....as opposed to being [I]forced to do it.
I like using this phone, a lot. A camera that opens up in two seconds and you can take a picture right now. A browser that I've yet to come across a page that hasn't been able to render...(chessboard anyone?). Instant (if you want), or soon as you hit WiFi, syncs all your photos. SwiftKey makes a virtual keyboard a breeze, especially on a phone.Instagram, WordsWithFriends, Push-to-Talk Apps cross-compatible Android/iOS. If I want to look at my pictures on my HDTV, I set up DNLA sharing with my PS3 and away I go. I don't really play games a lot on it, but I am considering buying a HDMI dongle so I can hook it up to my TV, and use one of my PS3 controllers. Netflix is there, meh. Almost forgot to mention the new Music Player Remix....another solid hit from Dan.
Now going back to CM10 on my TouchPad has been quite a bit easier having the SGS3 experience, and doesn't feel as clunky anymore. I used to be in the mindset of "I can get by with what I have" "I don't [I]need those apps" but it's certainly a lot more entertaining having the options.
As for "Play store is filled with junk and fart apps" "Play store is too big, I can't find anything I like", if you take 1% of the Play store, it equals about the entirety of the webOS App Catalog, and while there's a good percentage of good apps, there's also a good percentage of garbage as well.
So now you've met two
-- had a co-worker that never had an iTunes account with his iPhone 4s for the first two months, so that's not uncommon apparently.
Don't get me wrong, I really like webOS, but not only does it have a lot of ground to cover in the catch up game, but in it's current "adrift in an endless ocean", it really doesn't look to promising. Maybe there will be some breakthrough, game-changer and maybe there won't, but I'm not sitting on the sidelines looking in on the game anymore.
Bottom line, if it works for you, and you don't mind the workarounds, then enjoy it!